Difference between Advocate and Counsel

What is the difference between Advocate and Counsel?

Advocate as a verb is to argue for someone else. while Counsel as a verb is to give advice, especially professional advice.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To argue for someone else. To encourage support for something.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: A person who argues the case of another, such as a lawyer in a court. A person who speaks in support of something. A person who supports someone to make their voice heard, or ideally to speak up for themselves.

Example sentence: As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking - or lack of thinking.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: The exchange of opinions and advice; consultationAdvice or guidance so givenA lawyer, as in Queen's Counsel (QC)Team of 8 advisors to the Board of me2everyone PLC

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To give advice, especially professional advice.To recommend

Example sentence: It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from 'Dear Abby' instead of going to Mom and Dad.

We hope you now know whether to use Advocate or Counsel in your sentence.

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